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IGNITE PEACE…End Drone Terror: Say NO to Drone War Command Center at the Horsham PA Air Guard Station.

March 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

IGNITE PEACE!  Saturday, March 26, Noon – 2p.m., in Horsham at the drone war command center.

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Its time again to stand in protest of the  remote-controlled violence of drone warfare, of the policy of “endless war” and the related hatred and fear of these times.

End Drone Terror, Say NO to the Drone War Command Center at the Horsham PA Air Guard Station, Route 611/Easton Road and County Line Road, in Horsham, PA.

The last Saturday of the month in Horsham resumes after a two month pause in January and February.

See directions and map below.  Recommended parking in the Regal Cinemas Warrington Crossing on Rout 611 just beyond County Line Road.  Dress according to the weather and bring a umbrella in the event of rain.
 The U.S. Air Force has established a drone war command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station.  From there, MQ-9 Reaper drone can be piloted by remote control to launch their deadly Hellfire missiles against people on the other side of the world.

Since April 2013, and the announcement that a drone war command center was planned for the Horsham PA Air Guard Station, there have been focused protests at the base (last Saturday of the month, Noon – 2p.m.) as well as other events throughout the region.

Join the campaign to stop the drone war command center in Horsham which is due to be fully operation this year, 2015. Make an appeal to computer drone war operators or prospective operators whose hands are on the “killing sticks” at the Horsham command center:  JUST WALK AWAY; End the Violence.
http://truth-out.org/news/item/29466-are-pilots-deserting-washington-s-remote-control-war
(See appeal to drone operators for Horsham, PA  below)
…We know that drone operators –are being trained for remote-controlled attack missions from Horsham. Human beings, with consciences, families, friends, and hearts, will fly, by remote control, drone aircraft and launch Hellfire missiles against people thousands of miles away.

The drone war command center in Horsham is imminent.
The campaign to stop the drone command center will, as part of the demonstrations in the coming months, be making direct and open public appeal to drone operators to take their hands from the computer ‘killing sticks’, to listen to their consciences, and to consider their responsibility for stopping the killing and establishing peace. Therein lies hope!

We all share a responsibility to stop drone warfare and spying, to stop the wars, violence, and poverty, that grip our world, to stop the corporations that build the missiles, bombs, and drones, and profit from the world’s suffering. 
Stop the drone war command center in Horsham, PA.

Peace will happen when people make it so.
We thank and join with our sisters and brothers at Veterans for Peace, Code Pink, Catholic Workers, KnowDrones, all our campaign’s endorsing groups, and resisters at other domestic drone related bases around the country in our appeal to drone operators.

Veterans for Peace have appealed to drone operators earlier  at the Creech Air Force drone command base in Nevada, as part of an act of nonviolent civil resistance. 

We make the same appeal here in Horsham at the drone war command center.
http://www.veteransforpeace.org/pressroom/news/2015/03/04/message-us-veterans-drone-operat ors-and-support-personnel-cr
Nonviolence Discipline for Demonstration Participants

To assist in the unity of demonstration participants, and to project justice, our humanity, and moral message:
1. We will not carry weapons.
2. We will not vandalize or destroy property.
3. We will not use or carry alcohol or illegal drugs.
4. We will not run or make threatening motions.
5. We will not insult, swear at, or attack anyone, refraining, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from “the violence of fist, tongue, or heart.”
6. We will not assault, verbally or physically, those who oppose or disagree with us.
7. Our attitude, conveyed through our words, symbols and actions, will be one of peace, openness, and respect toward everyone.
8. We will remain focused on the message of the demonstration, cooperate with the planning of the demonstration, and help maintain its nonviolent discipline.
9. If an individual has a serious disagreement with the organizers of the action that cannot be resolved, the individual will withdraw from the action.
10. We will maintain — in word and deed — our nonviolent resolve for peace and justice.
Initiated by the Brandywine Peace Community and the American Friends Service Committee, the nonviolent campaign to stop the drone war command center has the endorsement of a growing list of groups and activists: Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition; BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action; Catholic Peace Fellowship; Coalition for Peace Action (Princeton, NJ); Death Walk Against Drones; LEPOCO (Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern); Germantown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); Global Women’s Strike/Phila.; Granny Peace Brigade—Philadelphia; Green Party of Philadelphia; Greens of Montgomery and Bucks County; Main Line Peace Action; Pacem in Terris (Wilmington, DE); Payday men’s network/Phila.; Peace & Justice Ministry of St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church in Germantown; Philly Against War; Peace Center of Delaware County; Philadelphia Catholic Worker; Shalom House/Circle of Hope; Veterans for Peace; Vietnam Veterans Against the War; Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF), Phila-Delco.
Background
March 2013  the U.S. Air Force announced, along with local, state, and federal officials, chief among them U.S. Representative Patrick Meehan (R, CD 7),  plans to establish a drone war command center within the 111th Fighter Wing of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, at Horsham Air National Guard Station.
The purpose of the drone war command center in Horsham is remote-controlled killing. From Horsham, computer piloted “Reaper” drones would be directed to targets thousands of miles away.
These attack drones carry deadly Hellfire missiles and laser-guided bombs that are fired by computer “pilot” command from the U.S. against people in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, and Somalia.  Drone strikes have killed thousands of people, mostly civilians and children whose images and faces may have appeared on the pilot’s computer monitor.
The multi-million-dollar drone command center in Horsham is a central part of the growing network of drone bases, training sites, and command centers, crisscrossing the U.S, funded by billions of U.S. tax dollars, and enabling remote-controlled drone strikes around the world.  Millions in federal dollars were appropriated in October 2013 for the PA drone command center, which is now slated to be fully operational in 2015 to conduct drone killing ‘missions’ from Horsham, PA.
More on drone warfare and spying:
https://theintercept.com/drone-papers/
More on drone warfare, www.knowdrones.com
‘Meet the Reaper’, the MQ-9 Reaper DroneUnmanned, remote-controlled, 66 foot wingspan, 4,900 lbs., 230 mph cruise speed, 1,150-mile range, 50,000 max. altitude, $53.5 million (FY 2006 dollars)=cost of four aircraft with sensors, (not counting weaponry and remote-control technology)

Reaper Weaponry: Hellfire Missiles (Lockheed Martin); Paveway/GBU-38 Laser-Guilded Bombs (Raytheon)

Details

Date:
March 26, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Organizer

Brandywine Peace Community
Phone:
484-574-1148
Website:
www.brandywinepeace.com

Venue

Horsham PA Air Guard Station
Route 611 and County Line Road
Horsham, PA 19044 United States
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Phone:
(610) 544-1818
Website:
www.brandywinepeace.com